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CSN A Better Tomorrow Scholarship


CSN Financial Aid Office is proud to announce a new scholarship for Degree or Certificate Seeking (DCS) CSN students who have children ages 0 - 11 enrolled in daycare, Pre-K through 5th grade, or after-school programs. The CSN - A Better Tomorrow Scholarship was designed to defray the CSN student's cost of childcare incurred while pursuing academic requirements. Hence, students have the opportunity to focus on learning and achieving their educational goals while their children are taken care of.

These limited scholarship funds are for CSN scholars enrolled each semester in a minimum of six credits, and the credits must lead toward the student's declared CSN major.

Annually funds are awarded as follows: $2000 for academic award year/ $1000 per semester per household, not per child.  Awards will be standardized regardless of how many children are in the household. Consequently, if both parents are enrolled at CSN, only one parent can apply and qualify for the scholarship.

Application deadlines are every November and April, and applications must be resubmitted every academic year with updated information. The award is not retroactive and cannot be applied to a prior semester. (Unclaimed awards will be forfeited.) Awards are reviewed per semester based on enrollment and age of the child, and awards will be adjusted according to eligibility guidelines.

Families should not make ongoing childcare decisions based on past awards or the potential for future scholarship awards. CSN encourages families to think of Beyond Tomorrow as a means to defray costs that they would otherwise be prepared to pay regardless of an award. Please ensure that you can pay for your childcare as usual.

As a courtesy, CSN Financial Aid provides a listing of additional community resources for you to consider at the end of the application.

BEFORE APPLYING Please be sure to read and acknowledge the eligibility requirements:

Students must be considered Nevada residents, according to CSN Admissions & Records office.

Students must be enrolled at CSN with an assigned NSHE ID number.

Students must apply for the current FAFSA application to determine their need.

Students must meet CSN's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) each semester.


  • Students must apply online using Microsoft Forms.
  • Complete the Beyond Tomorrow application by selecting the link below.
  • List the name(s) and age(s) of the qualified child(ren) and list the name, location, and monthly/annual cost of the childcare provider.
  • Attach a copy of the child's birth certificate or recent tax returns listing the child's name as a dependent.

Please keep current records of the childcare costs.  Monthly/annual costs must be clear, including contract information. You do not need to send the actual documents with the scholarship application, but the CSN Financial Aid Office reserves the right to request documentation at any time for clarification purposes.

(Please note: Christmas Break, Spring Break, and summer semesters are not considered in the cost of childcare.)


The first priority will be those students who have an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from 2501 to 8000 and are enrolled and attending school in-person (not online) and are considered full-time (12 eligible credits).

The second priority will be students who have an EFC from 2501 to 8000 and are enrolled and attending school in-person (not online) and are considered part-time (6 eligible credits).

The third priority is students with EFC from 0 to 2500, attending CSN courses in person, and enrolled full or part-time.

The last priority will be students with an EFC of 0 to 8000 and attempting all online courses.

Awarding must be completed ten days before the semester end.

The 2021-2022 Application is now Closed



Financial Aid Office Hours:

Monday – Friday   8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CSN Financial Aid Call Center

Phone: 702-651-4303

Call Center Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Email Us

You may email us at scholarship@csn.edu for more information. Response times may reach 3-5 business days.

Note: Please include your NSHE ID number